BUSINESS WRITING AND CONSULTING
In addition to fiction, I write non-fiction books and provide business consulting. You can find my professional LinkedIn profile here.
At the risk of showing my age, I have been an organization development, human resources, leadership and management author, practitioner, and consultant for over 25 years. I’ve provided 1) executive and management development, 2) team and behavioral training, 3) coaching, 4) integrated talent management solutions, and 5) human resources strategies and leadership. My positions and projects have supported large and small organizations in industries including health care, manufacturing, services, nonprofit, and government. My sweet spots include: large group presentations, senior team development, performance management, executive coaching, talent management, succession planning, organizational agility, and middle management effectiveness.
I earned an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Master of Fine Art degree from Goddard College. I was awarded Grand Prize for the M-Prize for Management Innovation in 2010 and have taught business courses as an adjunct professor at Baltimore Community College and the University of Houston.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how I can support your project as a conference speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, or business writer. I can also provide autographed books for your leadership or human resources teams upon request.
SELECTED NON-FICTION BOOKS
Two Weeks to a Breakthrough
New! In the second edition of this book I share ways you can make major progress toward any goal in two weeks or less. Small actions you can take that make a big impact. Move beyond your fears and bad habits to generate breakthroughs in spite of the overwhelming clutter of everyday life.
Never-Ending New Beginnings: The Best of the Management Craft Blog
I blogged about management, leadership and personal success for ten years on my blog called Management Craft. This eBook includes my favorite posts. You can download the eBook FREE to any e-reader or your computer HERE.
One of the quickest and most effective ways for you to affect an organization is through coaching. Coaching yields short-term and long-term payoffs. Helping others achieve their goals boosts results today and builds the organization’s skills for tomorrow. Coaching Basics presents a concept of coaching targeted and focused on helping clients move their goals forward.
Double the Love: 11 Secrets for Cultivating Highly Accountable and Engaged Teams
In this book I share a simple but effective model for creating accountability and engagement with grit and, surprisingly, love at its heart. And I share 11 practical and profound secrets to help you hone your leadership practices and build performance velocity in your teams immediately.
The High-Impact Middle Manager: Powerful Strategies to Thrive in the Middle
A must-have book for middle managers and those who coach or train them. Middle managers are the engines of their organization and theirs is a tough job. I have the greatest respect for middle managers and have created this book to help managers succeed.
Focus Like a Laser Beam: 10 Ways to Do What Matters Most
Managers and leaders are asked to handle impossible workloads. The best ones know how to focus on the tasks which most directly affect their bottom-line results. Laser focused leaders can energize their work environment and promote active and relevant business dialogue.
Coaching Up and Down the Generations
Coaching Up and Down the Generations is a book that will help you build a multi-directional learning and collaboration environment. In it, I offer practices and models that will help individuals, managers, trainers, and human resources professionals cut through the barriers that generational differences present.
Connecting Top Managers: Developing Executive Teams for Business Success
This book focuses on your most powerful, overlooked tool for optimizing performance: improving the way your executive team works together. Objectively assess the current performance of your leadership team and help individual “superstars” be great team members.